American Veteran 02

Tommy Lee Bonner

April 25, 1961 ~ January 23, 2022 (age 60)


Tommy Lee Bonner was born on April 25, 1961 to the late Emma C. Bonner and the late Pernell C. Bonner..  He transitioned to his eternal rest on Sunday, January 23, 2022 at his home in Sidney, NC.

Tommy was born in Beaufort County and he was the eighth child of eleven siblings.  He attended Beaufort County Schools and he served in the US Navy. He was also employed many years with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Department and with the Tri County Telephone Company.

Tommy enjoyed his family, boating, and cooking. In conversations one of his favorite sayings was "meanwhile back on the ranch."

Tommy was preceded in death by one brother Jeffrey Bonner.  

Tommy leaves to cherish his memory, six brothers and three sisters, James Nelson Bonner (Frances) of Rocky Mount, Va., Pernell A. Bonner (Jackie) of Simpson, NC, Alfred Bonner, (Darlene) of Brooklyn, NY, Arnita B. Howard (Bobby) of Greenville, North Carolina, Angela B. Parker (Ronnie) of Woodbridge, Va. Ray Bonner (Debra) of Greenville, NC, Anthony Bonner (Keisha) of Washington, NC, Liz B. Wiggins (James) of Winterville, NC and Billy Bonner (Tracy) of Bath, NC. A nephew that was like a brother, Jonathan Bonner (Avis), two aunts, a host of other nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

On behalf of Rountree Family Mortuary, we want to extend our sincere condolences to your family in the passing of your loved one.  We want to thank you for trusting us with their care.  Rountree Family Mortuary realize we face challenging times in the midst of the current public health crisis caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Rountree Family Mortuary realize that many of you are receiving questions from family members and have questions of your own related to the Coronavirus.  Rountree Family Mortuary pledges to do everything, within the mandated governmental guidelines, to ensure you have peace of mind and are able to grieve and celebrate the life and memories of your loved one like everyone else before the emergency procedures took effect.

Please be assured that your safety and the safety of our staff are the number one priority at Rountree Family Mortuary.  In an effort to protect you and our staff from unnecessary exposure, we respectfully request:

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In an effort to bring as many members of your family, friend, co-workers, and the community together to participate as they would in normal times, we will be providing live streaming of the funeral services to provide access to anyone who wants to feel and be a part of the service.

It is critically important that families be allowed to share their loss with others through a traditional family gathering.  Rountree Family Mortuary is willing to help you plan a more traditional service once the public health circumstances have improved.  This is a rapidly evolving situation and information and guidance change frequently.  We will continue to update you with new or relevant information as the need arises.

Rountree Family Mortuary is dedicated to continuing helping families find healing and hope even in the worst of times.  

May God bless you and keep you,




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January 29, 2022

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rountree Family Mortuary & Cremation Services
3152 US Hwy 17 S
Chocowinity, NC 27817

Graveside Service
January 30, 2022

1:00 PM
St. Stephens Community Church
8620 NC 92
Bath, NC 27808

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